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June 27, 2009 1:08 AM   Subscribe

Giovanni Arrighi, the renowned authority in the fields of world systems analysis and historical sociology, died earlier this month. A retrospective interview on his intellectual trajectory was published in the March/April 2009 issue of New Left Review. A major international conference was held in his honour in late May in Madrid, featuring several top scholars in an exploration of the insights of Arrighi’s work.
posted by Abiezer (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Ahorita estoy en Mexico y por eso no quiero decir cosas malditas de su ultima referencia. But, man... give us English-speakers a break!
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:00 AM on June 27, 2009

What a fascinating man. I wasn't aware of Arrighi's work before this. Thanks.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:30 AM on June 27, 2009

I missed this obit at Counterpunch from someone who studied under Arrighi, and forgot to do a previously to a video I posted of Arrighi on a panel discussing his Adam Smith in Beijing (four chapters of which can be downloaded at the second link in the main post).
posted by Abiezer at 9:15 AM on June 27, 2009

Great post. I'm especially glad to see that NLR has taken that excellent interview with David Harvey from behind their subscribers-only paywall – it's such a fitting memorial.
posted by RogerB at 11:10 AM on June 27, 2009

I just heard the news of his death yesterday. I've not read much of his work -- just a few journal articles -- but found it very compelling. Thanks for the post, I'm very much looking forward to the interview by Harvey.
posted by palimpsest at 8:29 AM on June 28, 2009

Another obituary Internationalist par excellence
posted by Abiezer at 7:07 AM on July 1, 2009

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